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Easy Dog Treat Recipe

Below is my favorite easy dog treat recipe, stuffed marrow bones, as well as a bunch more, including those contributed by visitors!




Stuffed Marrow Bones

Filled soup marrow bones ready for the freezerA doggone delicious way to reuse marrow bones

This is a great way to reuse soup marrow bones and provide your dog(s) with some organ meat!

These seem to go over well with any size dog and proved a great way to distract one of our dogs that had separation anxiety when we left to go somewhere.

Ingredients:

  •   1 to 1 ¼ lbs raw beef or chicken liver, pasture raised preferred
  •   1 to 2 Tbsp Ranch or other type salad dressing
  •   ABC (already been chewed) soup marrow bones

Instructions:

  • Rinse as much dirt off the marrow bones as possible – best to do this outside if you can  or wash them in a basin and throw the water outside so you don't clog up your drain pipe. There should be no marrow left inside the bones.
  • Cook the liver gently by sauteeing in a little oil or butter, or microwaving for a few minutes so that it is creamy when mashed. It can still have areas of pink.
  • Blend in the salad dressing.
  • Prepare a cookie sheet, or some kind of flat tray that can handle being in the freezer, by putting a layer of wax paper on it (you can use the liner from an empty cereal box).
  • Place the unfilled bones on the cookie sheet – they should not touch each other but can otherwise be as close as you like.
  • Add spoons of the liver mix into the middle of the bones.
  • Place the tray in the freezer.
  • Once the centers are frozen, keep them in a bag or container and serve as needed.

 



Fruit & Veggie Combos

These include raw fruits and vegetables with spreads

Important: Do not feed dogs avocados, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, onions, grapes or raisins - and be very sparing with garlic - some dogs have severe health problems with these - even though they may have eaten them for years without trouble.

So easy to make and serve. You can use raw or cooked pieces of the following vegetables and fruits (organic preferred):

  • apples
  • asparagus
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • celery
  • peaches
  • pears
  • melon

Bits of fruit and veggies can be fed plain or else spread something on them for a bit of extra flavor.

Spreads can include: Liver paste*, mayonnaise, peanut butter (natural, unsalted), neufchatel cream cheese mixed with parsley, sage or chicken bouillon (low sodium).

*Make liver paste by simmering a container of chicken livers for 30 minutes in 1 1/2 C of water, adding flavorings such as ones described for the cream cheese spread above. Mash or blend livers when cooked.




Bread & Cracker Treats

Use breads and crackers, if at all, in very limited quantities to make an easy dog treat recipe, especially if your dog is fed a grain based kibble. Note that these foods can stick to a dog's teeth so you'll need to pay extra attention to dental care.

For both bread and crackers, read the label on the packaging to make sure that it is as healthy as possible. Avoid ingredients that have a lot of salt, sugar, or saturated fat - words to watch out for include "corn syrup," "sodium," "maltodextrin" or "hydrogenated." If dietary fiber shows as being 1g or less, avoid that product.

Small bits of bread or crackers can be given plain or you can add healthy spreads or dips to them. These can include:

  • Bean dips without salt - blend with a bit of oil and season with mild spices
  • Dairy products such as plain yogurt, sour cream, spreadable cheeses, cottage or ricotta cheese
  • Carob mixed with dairy items or a little honey
  • Mashed fruits such as applesauce, pear
  • Unsalted & unsweetened nut butters (except don't feed macadamia nuts)
  • Meat and fish spreads (can mix with dairy and spices such as dill, parsley, or tarragon)
  • Veggie dips made from cooked, mashed vegetables with spices added.



Easy Dog Treat Recipe:
Contributions by Our Visitors

Easy dog treat recipe ideas involving an ice cube tray, liquid ingredients, and a freezer

Thanks to all of our wonderful visitors who took the time to share recipes and photos. I've grouped them arbitrarily in the following categories:



For our original healthy dog treat recipe page, please head over from Easy Dog Treat Recipe to Cheap Dog Treats.